Issue Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Policies & Procedures - Tenders

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

17 June 2014

Last week I had a look at an Eskom tender. In it was a section pertaining to Policies and Procedures. It made me wonder how many SMME’s have got Policies and Procedures in place. The problem with Policies and Procedures is that it sounds much more complicated than it actually is.

Policies can be described as clear and simple statements of how your company or enterprise intends to conduct its services, actions or business. It is a set of guiding principles to help you with decision making. Very important to remember is that Policies don`t need to be long or complicated - a couple of sentences may be all you need for each policy area.

Policies and Procedures go hand in hand. Procedures describe how each policy will be put into action in your company or enterprise. Each procedure should outline:

  • Who will do what
  • What steps they need to take
  • Which forms or documents to use.

Procedures can just be a few points or instructions. Sometimes they work well as forms, checklists, instructions or flowcharts.

Policies and their accompanying procedures will vary between enterprises because they reflect the values, approaches and commitments of a specific company or enterprise and its culture. But they share the same role in guiding your company or enterprise.

There are many Policies that your company or enterprise can have or adhere to. Some of the most common Polices and Procedures are:

  • Financial Policy
  • Disaster Recovery Policy
  • IT Security Policy
  • Compliance Policy
  • HR Policies which include -
    • HIV and AIDS Policy
    • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy
    • Disciplinary Code
  • Code of Ethics

Policies and Procedures do not feature much in Governmental Tenders but in State Owned Companies such as ESKOM, Telkom and SABC you will be required to include your Policies and Procedures. The Private Sector also puts heavy emphasis on Policies and Procedures especially large companies such as MTN, ABSA and FirstRand.

If you are going to respond to a Tender for State Owned Companies or Private Sector Companies I recommend that you get your Policies and Procedures in place. I also recommend that you get a Professional Person to assist you when drawing up your company or enterprise’s Policies and Procedures. Like mentioned before, it is not long and/or complicated documents, but it needs to be done correctly. It is best to get someone in the know to assist you.

Part of the service that we render at how2tender.com is drawing up Policies and Procedures for SMME’s. Please feel free to contact us at info@how2tender.com for quotes on Policies and Procedures.

You can also visit our website at www.how2tender.com to find out more about our Tender Workshops or purchase our Tender Manual: A practical guide on how to tender.

Until the next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Terms of Reference for the appointment of an accredited service provider for the implementation of Learnerships and Skills Programme for the ETDP SETA 2018-12-10 11:00 SCMU: 23 - 2018/ 19
Terms of Reference for training providers to offer the ETDP SETA Skiils Programme Teaching with Technology 2018-12-11 11:00 SCMU: 21 - 2018/ 19
Terms of Reference for the appointment of an accredited service provider for the implementation of Learnerships and Skills Programme for the ETDP SETA 2018-12-10 11:00 SCMU: 18 - 2018/ 19
Request to renew the following corporate subscription services BMI, CEB (IT), EBSCO, LEXISNEXIS, SAFARI, SABINET, CEB (SCM), CIS, IFR,SABS, ISF, TOGAF, CWTL and IODSA. 2018-12-07 11:00 RFB 1809/ 2018
Terms of Reference to provide customised training to 200 community college practitioners 2018-12-11 11:00 SCMU: 20 - 2018/ 19
Terms of Reference for the development of learning materials. 2018-12-11 11:00 SCMU: 19 - 2018/ 19
Appointment of service provider for a fully managed Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS) including the installation, configuration, enhancement, support and maintenance for the Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH) for a period of five (5) years. 2018-12-07 11:00 RFB 1840- 2018
Terms of Reference for the procurement of office furniture for ETDP SETA Head Office and Provincial Offices 2018-12-12 11:00 SCMU: 24 - 2018/ 19
Terms of Reference to appoint a panel of legal service providers 2018-12-11 11:00 SCMU: 22 - 2018/ 19
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of the SITA Micro Organisation Placement & Migration Management Services required to migrate employees to the new micro structure. 2018-12-10 11:00 RFB 1839/ 2018
Provision of Crisis Communication Management Services to Dube TradePort Corporation for a period of three (3) years 2018-12-10 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 23/ MKT/ 08/ 2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to Assist the Department of Transport to Update the National Freight Databank. 2018-12-07 11:00 DOT/ 12/ 2018/ ITP
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Development of the Road Freight Strategy Integrated Implemetation Plan 2018-12-07 11:00 DOT/ 14/ 2018/ ITP
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct a Risk Management Audit From Date Of Award Until 31 March 2019. 2018-11-30 11:00 FMA 0004- 2018/ 19
Appointment of a Service Provider to Identify and Map All Fallow and Active Lands in South Africa within a Period of 5 Months. 2018-11-29 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0046(2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Operational and Compliance Audit Projects at the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, for Two Audit Projects as per the 2018/2019 Annual Internal Audit Plan 2018-12-06 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0047(2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Perform an External Quality Assessment Review for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Chief Directorate: Internal Audit for the Period of 15 Days. 2018-11-29 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0050 2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Manage the Land Rights Management Facility Established to Provide Legal and Mediation Services to Labour Tenants, Farm Dwellers, Communal Property Institutions, Restitution Claimants and Other Land Reform Beneficiaries in Nine Provinces for the period of three years 2018-11-29 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0051 (2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider In Consortium/ Multi-Disciplinary Consisting of :Architectural Services, Civil and Structural Engineering Services, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services and Quantity Surveying Services to Provide Project Management, Design and Construction Supervision for The Construction of Ga-Kgatla (Papola) Feedmill Situated In Blouberg Local Municipality Within The Capricorn District Municipality In Limpopo Province 2018-11-29 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- CRDP- 0004 (2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider In Consortium/ Multi-Disciplinary Consisting of :Architectural Services, Civil And Structural Engineering Services, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services And Quantity Surveying Services To Provide Project Management, Design and Construction Supervision for the Construction of a Community Hall at Nwamatatani Village Located In Collins Chabane Local Municipality Within Vhembe District of The Limpopo Province. 2018-11-29 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- CRDP- 0005 (2018/ 2019)

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